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Questions To Ask Yourself For The New Year

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Questions To Ask Yourself For The New Year

Questions To Ask Yourself For The New Year Financial Questions: What is your financial goal this year? What steps do you have to take to achieve it? Do you have an emergency fund? What do you want to payoff this year? Do you have a budget? What is the most important new item you want […]

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52-Week Money Challenge for 2014

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52-Week Money Challenge for 2014

52-Week Money Challenge for 2014 Last year my family participated in the 52-week money challenge and I am so glad we did, which is why we are going to do it again in 2014! If you don’t know what the money challenge is, then you can get some information on the post I wrote “The […]

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The Basics of a Monthly Budget Planner (Free Printable)

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The Basics of a Monthly Budget Planner (Free Printable)

The Basics of a Monthly Budget Planner (Free Printable) You know that having a budget is important, but you may not know where to begin and what you should include. Luckily, creating a monthly budget planner is easy once you know how and I’ve even included a free printable to get you started! The link […]

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What IF We Can Pay Our Mortgage Off In TEN YEARS!!

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What IF We Can Pay Our Mortgage Off In TEN YEARS!!

What IF We Can Pay Our Mortgage Off In TEN YEARS!! Can we pay our mortgage off in 15 years? Well, we are going too. Since hubby just made us go from a 30 year fixed rate to a 15 year fixed rate and we saved 2 points on the interest rate. What we would […]

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How We Eliminated Over $32,000 In 14 Months

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how we eliminated over $32,000 in 14 months

How We Eliminated Over $32,000 In 14 Months How would you like to say that you too are, DEBT FREE??!?!? I feel relieved and free from debt. You can read about how our journey began at Our Total Money Makeover Has Begun post. Some quick and simple tips to eliminating your debt: BOTH spouses have to […]

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Family Finances: Remember To Pay Yourself!

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Family Finances: Remember To Pay Yourself!

Family Finances: Remember To Pay Yourself! Dealing with the family finances is stressful enough, especially if you have debts you are trying to pay off, credit cards to deal with or are determined to start an emergency fund. In the midst of all this you need to remember to pay yourself. You may have heard […]

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5 Tips To Shape Up Your Finances

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5 Tips To Shape Up Your Finances

5 Tips To Shape Up Your Finances Your finances are one of the most important things to analyze and with so many people struggling, it is important to make sure that you are saving and spending wisely. Whether you are trying to improve your credit or want to save more money, you can use these […]

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4 Small Purchases To Stop Wasting Your Money On

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Stop Wasting Your Money On – Part 3

4 Small Purchases To Stop Wasting Your Money On Would you like to have more cash? Sure, we all do! But sometimes we still spend our hard-earned money on things that are not necessary. While large purchases will be thought about, have you considered all of those tiny things you buy and how they can […]

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When You Feeling Like Giving Up With Your Finances

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man frustrated over paying bills

I was having one of those days when I wanted to throw my hands in the air and throw our budget out the window. We’d just had a huge emergency and pretty much drained our emergency fund. I know what you’re thinking, “That’s what an emergency fund is for, emergencies.” But I hadn’t “planned” on […]

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An Emergency Fund: Is It Really Worth It?

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Jar of Money

A few weeks ago we talked about setting financial goals. Did you set any goals? If you’ve yet to set your goals don’t beat yourself up; it’s never too late. Maybe you can take some time this weekend to write some goals down. When we originally talked about setting goals one of the ideas I […]

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4 Ways to Save on Car Insurance

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car insurance

4 Ways to Save on Car Insurance 4 Ways to Save on Car Insurance Car insurance is one item many people have difficulty saving on. Average annual premiumsfor insuring automobiles ranged from $902 to $2,510 in 2011. Fortunately, there are way you can save on this needed item besides just comparing quotes. Improve Your Credit Score

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